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From Santa Lucia Train Station

What to do when you arrive at Venice Santa Lucia railway station

ACTV waterbus landing stages are just feet away from Venice Santa Lucia railway station.

On your right, St.Lucia ‘E’ landing stop for waterbus route No. 1: it takes almost 1 hour along the Grand Canal and out across St. Mark’s basin to the Lido of Venice. 
The outer circle waterbus routes No. 4.1 and 5.1 (counter clockwise direction via Giudecca Canal) and waterbus route No. 3 to Murano leaves from the nearby ‘D’ landing stop. 

On your left, Scalzi ‘C’ and ‘B’ landing stops for waterbus route No. 2: from landing stop ‘C’ waterbuses go down the Grand Canal towards Rialto and St. Mark’s and to the Lido in summer (night service provided by route ‘N’). 
From landing stop ‘B’, the route No. 2 goes along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s/St. Zaccaria (night service provided by route ‘N’). 
Bar Roma ‘A’ landing stop for outer circle waterbus routes No. 4.2, 5.2 and 3: clockwise services riding up and down the city to Murano Island (route No. 4.2) with connections to Burano, Torcello and Sant’Erasmo Islands, or to the Lido (route No. 5.2). 

ACTV navigation service map


An ordinary ticket for the navigation service costs €7.00 and you can travel on any route (except Alilaguna lines, ACTV routes No.16, 19, 21 and Casinò) with route changes in the same direction, for 60 minutes from the moment of ticket validation. One piece of luggage is included in the cost, as long as the sum of its three dimensions do not exceed 150cm. 
You can buy conveniently-priced tourist tickets for trips with a minimum length of 24 hrs to a maximum of 7 days.
The Rolling Venice Guide has heaps of discounts, and is available to young people up to and including 29 years of age. 
Discover further information on ACTV tourist ticket prices.

Where to buy

ACTV bus and waterbus tickets can be purchased:

  1. on line from VeneziaUnica website;
  2. on site at the Railway station Hellovenezia ticket offices: 
    - automatic ticket machine at the landing stop (check list); 
    - Venezia Unica ticket office at the Railway station ‘S.Lucia’ and ‘Scalzi’ landing stages (check list); 
    - Temporary Info Point outside the railway station main entrance – during certain periods of the year.
  3. For organized groups (20 people minimum) it is possible to purchase ACTV public travel tickets beforehand (click here)

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